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Meriam Ibrahim and Faith McDonnell

Ken Blackwell,   The “War on Women” theme has become a campaign perennial in the U.S. We hear it charged that anyone who does not support sex selection abortions is somehow engaged in a war against women. No matter that the vast majority of those “selected” for death in these horrific procedures are female, that is, […] Read More →

Ebola Worst-Case Scenario Has More Than 500,000 Cases

 The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could spread to hundreds of thousands more people by the end of January, according to an estimate under development by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that puts one worst-case scenario at 550,000 or more infections. The report, scheduled to be released next week, was described by […] Read More →

Why We Must Revisit The Iraq War

Jack Kerwick  While listening to Bill Bennett’s radio program the other morning, a caller, respectfully, yet passionately, expressed his incredulity over the fact that anyone continues to take the Bill Kristols and Max Boots (and, by implication, the Bill Bennetts) of the world seriously when it comes to issues pertaining to American foreign policy vis-à-vis […] Read More →

Dozens of Children Dead After UN Gives Tainted Vaccine in “Rebel” Held Syria

U.S. and Saudi-backed mercenaries blame al-Assad A United Nations sponsored measles vaccine program in northern Syria resulted in 36 children suffering “excruciating deaths,” according to doctors in the area held by U.S. and Saudi mercenaries who are administering the program.  Infants given the poisoned vaccine experienced rapidly falling heart rates and turned blue. Anti-Assad activists […] Read More →

Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

 Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group’s removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops, an official said Tuesday. The Nusra Front seized the Fijians on Thursday […] Read More →

UN: ISIS and govt forces guilty of atrocities in Iraq

 Islamic State militants have carried out atrocities on “an unimaginable scale” over several months of fighting in Iraq, a UN official said in an emergency debate Monday. The UN agreed to send a commission to the country to investigate. The UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Flavia Pansieri, who opened the debate in Geneva, […] Read More →

UN diplomats examine Islamic State alleged crimes

 The U.N.’s top human rights body is being asked to investigate the alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and northern and western Iraq. Diplomats on the 47-nation Human Rights Council are holding a daylong special session on the extremist group at the request of Iraq’s […] Read More →

United Nations: 43 peacekeepers in Golan Heights seized by Islamic militants

 Forty-three United Nations peacekeepers have been captured by armed militant forces in Golan Heights, a UN spokesperson said on Thursday. Islamist militants have been engaged in clashes with the Syrian military. “During a period of increased fighting beginning yesterday between armed elements and Syrian Arab Armed Forces within the area of separation in the Golan […] Read More →

Gaza’s Best Hope Lies in New York

 For their own reasons, Israelis and Palestinians have traditionally been leery of involving the United Nations Security Council in mediating their long-running conflict. Now, though, after seven weeks of fighting in Gaza that has produced little other than death, misery, and destruction, that body represents the best hope for the two sides to achieve both […] Read More →

ISIS ‘A National Security Threat’

Cal Thomas  U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of ISIS terrorists on the Kurdish capital of Erbil are a welcome pushback against a relentless enemy that for a time seemed invincible.  But it may be of no more strategic significance than […] Read More →

Obama, the Islamic State and Christian Crucifixions

Chuck Norris  Pundits and news agencies have questioned the validity of reports that the Islamic State is beheading children in its conquest of Syria and Iraq. But there is one fact that can’t be contested: The Sunni-dominated al-Qaida splinter group is on a war rampage using some of the most heinous and barbaric means to […] Read More →

Fidel Castro Denounces ‘Fascist’ Israel’s ‘Genocide’ of Palestinians

Humberto Fontova  “I think that a new, repugnant form of fascism is emerging with notable strength…The Nazi genocide of Jews outraged all the earth’s peoples. Why does this (Israeli) government believe that the world will be insensitive to the macabre genocide which today is being perpetuated against the Palestinian people?” (Fidel Castro, August, 5, 2014) […] Read More →

Israel’s defense minister rallied troops to prepare for fresh battles in the Gaza Strip

Negotiators race the clock to extend a cease-fire that expires at midnight.  Both Israeli and Hamas leaders displayed pessimism yesterday over the prospects of turning the 72-hour lull into a more permanent truce after four weeks of violence that left more than 1,900 Palestinians and 64 Israeli soldiers dead. “The shooting could restart,” Defense Minister […] Read More →